Voter turnout for municipal general election surpasses past numbers

Press release from Buncombe County:

As of 4 p.m. today, 874 Election Day voters have turned out for the Town of Weaverville, Town of Woodfin, and Woodfin Water & Sewer districts, bringing the total to 1780 people who cast their votes in the Municipal General Election. Turnout is likely to quadruple as compared to 507 voters in 2019. Download the counts here.

“Every election matters, even the small ones” says Election Services Director Corinne Duncan. “Our staff works tirelessly to prepare and we are excited to see the significant increase in turnout across all voting types.”

At 7:30 p.m. tonight, results will begin posting here. Election night results are unofficial. Following Election Day, absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 2, will need to be counted, and provisional ballots will also be researched. Write-in votes will also be tallied. Audits at the state and local levels as well as hand-counted checks are also completed during this time. On Tuesday, Nov. 9 the Board of Elections will finalize the results for Buncombe County. The State Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 23 to certify the election statewide.

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